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Isaac Julien

Two seminal multi-screen film installations from British artist Isaac Julian.

  • Dates:Feb 10 - Apr 22
  • Time(s):Opening Thu 10 Feb 6pm Exhibition Fri 11 Feb – Fri 22 Apr Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm Sat & Sun 12 – 4pm (Feb) Sun 12 – 4pm (Mar & Apr)
  • Venue:John Curtin Gallery

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  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Venue:John Curtin Gallery

Description

"Acclaimed British film maker and installation artist Isaac Julien is a queer black artist widely recognised for creating works that reflect upon black queer visibility and black identity. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language.   Featured in this exhibition at the John Curtin Gallery will be two seminal works: Ten Thousand Waves and Lessons of the Hour, being shown for the first time outside Europe and the US. Ten Thousand Waves is a multi-screen installation shot on location in China that weaves together stories linking China's ancient past and present. Through an architectural installation, the work explores the movement of people across countries and continents and meditates on unfinished journeys.  Lessons of the Hour is a meditation on the life and times of Frederick Douglass, a visionary African American writer, abolitionist and a freed slave, who was also the most photographed man of the 19th century. The ten-screen film installation takes a contemplative journey into Douglass' life and the issues of social justice that shaped his work, issues that remain relevant today. The film includes excerpts of Douglass' most arresting speeches and allusions to his private and public worlds." Access: WCH / 50 eye

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